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  Image: Geographic Location Direction Photo #: STS081-738-66 Date: Jan. 1997
Geographic Region: BAHAMAS

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  STS081-738-066 Eleuthera Island, Bahamas January 1997
The long, narrow Eleuthera Island can be seen in this mostly south-looking view. Like most of the Bahama Islands, Eleuthera is composed mainly of limestone and coral, and rises from a vast submarine plateau. The island, 80 miles (133 km) long, 2 miles (3 km) wide and covering an area of 164 sq. miles (425 sq. km), is generally low and flat, river- less, and has many mangrove swamps, brackish lakes, coral reefs and shoals, and many miles (km) of sandy beaches. Eleuthera, which means "Freedom" in Greek, was one of the earliest islands within the Bahamas to be colonized. Approximately 11000 people inhabit the island, which must get its fresh water from either rainfall or desalinazation. Hurricanes can occasionally cause severe damage to residences on the island. Eleuthera is a popular vacation resort area.
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Images: All Available Images Low-Resolution 301k
Mission: STS081  
Roll - Frame: 738 - 66
Geographical Name: BAHAMAS  
Center Lat x Lon: 25.0N x 76.5W
Film Exposure: N   N=Normal exposure, U=Under exposed, O=Over exposed, F=out of Focus
Percentage of Cloud Cover-CLDP: 5
Camera: HB
Camera Tilt: 9   LO=Low Oblique, HO=High Oblique, NV=Near Vertical
Camera Focal Length: 250  
Nadir to Photo Center Direction: W   The direction from the nadir to the center point, N=North, S=South, E=East, W=West
Stereo?: Y   Y=Yes there is an adjacent picture of the same area, N=No there isn't
Orbit Number: 130  
Date: 19970120   YYYYMMDD
Time: 144848   GMT HHMMSS
Nadir Lat: 25.1N  
Latitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Nadir Lon: 76W  
Longitude of suborbital point of spacecraft
Sun Azimuth: 138   Clockwise angle in degrees from north to the sun measured at the nadir point
Space Craft Altitude: 188   nautical miles
Sun Elevation: 33   Angle in degrees between the horizon and the sun, measured at the nadir point
Land Views: ISLAND, COAST  
Water Views: OCEAN  
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